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Rochester Reading Champions (Literacy Tutoring)

Rochester Reading Champions is a forward looking community program that started in summer 2014. It brings trained volunteers with a passion for literacy, together with members of our community who are struggling to read, and lack means to access help.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Available Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Caring Relationship, Children & Youth, Education, Reading

Level 2: C2C: Kindergarten Readiness, C2C: 3rd Grade Reading, Children & Youth

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: Gail Harris ; Email: TBD ; Phone: 507.328.2373

Lead Organization: Mayo Clinic, Rochester Public Library

Known/Likely Collaborators: Boys and Girls Club of Rochester ; Community Education: Hawthorne Education Center ; Rochester Public Library

Potential Collaborators:


Related Projects

Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights) ; Cradle to Career

 

 

Detailed Description

 

 

Keys to Success

By meeting students at locations that they already frequent, Rochester Reading Champions has been successful at eliminating key barriers to achievement including transportation and cost.

Our Volunteer Tutors

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• Complete the 120 hour Orton-Gillingham (O-G) training, a phonics based approach, from The Reading Center
• Provide free, 1 to 1 instruction at least 2x/week, giving students between 80 -100 lessons (45-60 minutes per lesson) total.
• Receive ongoing training & support.

 

Project Status/News

 


Related PlanScape Status

Caring Relationship, Children & Youth, Education, Reading  

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If you have needs to express as an individual or member of a particular community, please reach out to [email protected] Diversity Council is willing and happy to hear your concerns and connect you with the correct resources.

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Last modified by support on 2019/08/13
Created by support on 2017/08/10

 

 

 

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  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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